Monday, September 20, 2010

Orlando Anniversary Trip

4We had a lovely week in Orlando, FL at the Summer Bay Resort.  I’d recommend this resort as having very nice accommodations, with lots of activities, a lake and several pools.

P9131907Four days were spent at Universal, visiting both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.  The new Wizarding World of Harry Potter was quite an attraction.  The castle was huge and contained the “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” ride.  I’ve never experienced anything quite like it.

P9141952 Just making your way through the line inside the castle was an adventure.  There were lots of statues, artifacts, dragon skeletons and portraits that spoke to each other and the guests.  There was one outdoor section that had some very interesting plants (carnivorous).

P9131918 Sadly, this tea room was just a facade.  The best meal we enjoyed at the park was at Mythos in Islands of Adventure.  The food was delicious and the atmosphere was unique.

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Don’s risotto with beef tips was scrumptious.  I had Thai style spicy chicken wraps with peanut dipping sauce – yum.  The kids enjoyed rice krispie treat sushi for dessert – chopsticks included.

On Friday, I enjoyed afternoon tea at the Grand Floridian.  I made my only souvenir purchase of the week at the gift shop next to the Garden View Lounge.  It’s a rather different teapot that I’ll post about later.

I’m looking forward to seeing what all my blogging friends have been up to while I was away.

 

5 comments:

Angela McRae said...

Lovely photos, and I'm so happy you're back! Can't wait to hear more! Must tell a friend of mine who is a major Harry Potter fan about this ride ...

Bernideen said...

I have met a lady that works there!
I know it is lovely!

Snap said...

Your Orlando Anniversary Trip looks wonderful. I'm going to enjoy seeing more! Welcome home!

Ginger said...

lovely photos. We are Disney people, so haven't ventured to "the other side" yet. LOL I'm glad you enjoyed your tea, can't wait to hear more about it.

Marilyn said...

What a lovely anniversary trip. The food looks totally delicious. Someday I hope to travel to Orlando too, but I have a lot further to travel.

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